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Brief on National Forest Inventory NFI - India 

The NFI-Brief for India attempts to provide a bird's eye view of the National Forest inventories (NFI). If applicable, sub-national level and or management level information is also provided. The NFI-Brief is intended to document current and historical elements, their specifications, sampling designs and methods used in NFI. The document may serve as data source as well as reference material.
National Forest Monitoring and Assessment Working Paper  [ 17 ] ,  2207
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Gender-equitable governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests: a right to food perspective 

This Information Brief provides concise and practical information on a crucial governance issue in view of implementing the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure (VGGT). It offers a right to food perspective on the gender equitable governance of tenure of land, fisheries and forests.In light of the endorsement of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and (...)
2013
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Workshop report of the Expert Meeting on Strengthening Finance for Sustainable Forest Management through National Forest Funds held at Catie, Costa Rica, 28-30 January 2013 

This workshop was sponsored by FAO and GIZ on behalf of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

With growing environmental awareness and increasing recognition of the ecosystem service benefits of forests, many countries are taking actions to support sustainable forest management (SFM). For this purpose, a variety of financial mechanisms and instruments are being tested and developed. These include payments for environmental services, carbon financing, debt-for-nature swaps, etc.
Forest Finance Working Paper ,  2013
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Tenure of indigenous peoples territories and REDD+ as a forestry management incentive: the case of Mesoamerican countries 

UN-REDD Programme

Programmes to reduce emissions from deforestation and ecosystem degradation, such as REDD+ and other forestry incentive programmes, including Payment for Environmental Services (PES), could represent an opportunity to strengthen processes of conservation, sustainable usage and poverty reduction in the Mesoamerican region, particularly in indigenous territories and communities. Analysing the context of such initiatives and how (...)
2013
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FAO Yearbook of Forest Products 2011Annuaire FAO des produits forestiers 2011Anuario FAO de productos forestales 2011الكتاب السنوي للمنتجات الحرجية粮农组织林产品年鉴 2011Ежегодник лесной продукции ФАО 

FAO Forestry Series  [ 46 ] ,  2013
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FAO, Forests and Climate Change 

Working with countries to mitigate and adapt to climate change through sustainable forest management

2013
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Towards the assessment of Trees Outside Forests 

Forest Resources Assessment Working Paper  [ 183 ] ,  2013
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Impacts of genomics and other 'omics' for the crop, forestry, livestock, fishery and agro-industry sectors in developing countries 

2013
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State of Mediterranean Forests 2013 

Forest ecosystems and other wooded lands are an important component of landscapes in the Mediterranean region, contributing significantly to rural development, poverty alleviation and food security. They are sources of wood, cork, energy, food and incomes, and they provide important ecosystem services such as biodiversity conservation, soil and water protection, recreation and carbon storage. They are crucial for many of the (...)
2013
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Forests and Water 

International Momentum and Action

Forests play a crucial role in the hydrological cycle. Forests influence the amount of water available and regulate surface and groundwater flows while maintaining high water quality. Forests and trees contribute to the reduction of water-related risks such as landslides, local floods and droughts and help prevent desertification and salinization. Forested watersheds supply a high proportion of the world’s accessible fresh (...)
2013
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Guidelines for formulating national forest financing strategies 

Forests provide fresh water, soil protection, carbon sequestration, and other valuable resources that forest-dependent communities have relied on for millennia. Quantifying these goods and services has been the focus of considerable attention in recent years. But even if we can agree on how much they are worth, how do we pay for such goods and services? Given that most of the forests in Asia and the Pacific region are state (...)
RAP Publication  [ 2013/01 ] ,  2013
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An independent review of Forest Connect 

2013
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Forests and trees outside forests are essential for global food security and nutrition 

Summary of the International Conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition

2013
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Forests, Rangelands and Climate Change in Southern Africa 

People and ecosystems in southern Africa are extremely vulnerable to climate change. Forest and rangeland ecosystems play a vital role in livelihoods by supplying goods and services to rural communities, but they are under threat from climate change and human pressures. While many climate change efforts to date in the forest sector in southern Africa have focused on mitigation (e.g. reducing emissions from deforestation (...)
Forests and Climate Change Working Paper  [ 12 ] ,  2013
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Improving governance of forest tenure 

A practical guide

Forests help us breathe and they give us homes, food and energy. Moreover, human well-being and the health of our whole planet depend on whether and how we grow and look after forests. So ‘forest governance’ – or who is allowed to decide what about forests and how – is a matter of life and death for millions of people around the world and is profoundly relevant for us all. But decisions about forests and trees are (...)
2013
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Promoting decent employment in forestry for improved nutrition and food security 

Background paper for the International Conference on Forests for Food and Nutrition, FAO, Rome, 13-15 May, 2013.

Decent employment in forestry is a key to improving food security and nutrition for millions of people who rely on forests for their livelihoods. A sustainable approach should look not only at creating more quality jobs in forestry, but also at upgrading existing ones. More and better jobs in forestry will ensure increased employment opportunities, higher incomes and productivity, and safer and more stable working conditions. (...)
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Forests, food security and gender: linkages, disparities and priorities for action 

Background paper for the International Conference on Forests for Food and Nutrition, FAO, Rome, 13-15 May, 2013. Paper 1

Women tend to play specific roles in forestry and agroforestry value chains. These are important for their incomes, and in turn for the well-being and food security of their households. However, women’s roles in forestry value chains are generally poorly supported by policy-makers and service providers. The persistent lack of gender-disaggregated data further compounds this problem. Empowering women in the forest sector can (...)
 [ Paper 1 ] ,  2013
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Forests and climate change after Doha. An Asia-Pacific perspective 

Forests are still at the center of attention in climate change negotiations, and are likely to remain so. However, there is renewed debate about the proportion of global emissions that can be attributed to the forest sector, with estimates revised downwards from 17 to about 12 percent in discussions within the IPCC. Nonetheless, it remains a significant amount. In February 2013, the Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC) and (...)
RAP Publication ,  2013
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A right to food based approach to enhance the contribution of non-wood forest products to food security and nutrition 

Background paper for the International Conference on Forests for Food and Nutrition, FAO, Rome, 13-15 May, 2013. Paper 3

Too often underestimated and little known, there is a need to increase the dissemination of knowledge and information on the crucial role played by non-wood forest products (NWFPs) for the realization of the right to food, whether for access to food, income generation or income diversification, NWFP policies should have well-defined objectives, targets, benchmarks and time frames for their implementation that are known and (...)
2013
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Forest Tenure Reform in China 

Results and Lessons from the EU-SFA-FAO China Forest Tenure Project

The China Forest Tenure Project was implemented by the State Forest Administration (SFA) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). An appreciation of the lessons learned from the project requires an understanding of the context in which it operated. For that purpose, a brief sketch of the history of tenure reform in China is presented here, followed by a discussion of the tenure process and (...)
2013
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Forest Management and Conservation Agriculture 

Experiences of smallholder farmers in the Eastern Region of Paraguay

This book is a richly detailed account of a forestry, agroforestry and Conservation Agriculture (CA) project for smallholder farmers in eastern Paraguay. Initiated in 2003 it now supports some 17 000 smallholder farm families. The project channels financial resources to farmers organized in committees to enable them to acquire inputs (including machinery) for CA, native forest management, reforestation and agroforestry as a (...)
Integrated Crop Management  [ Vol.18 - 2013 ] ,  2013
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Invasive alien plants in the forests of Asia and the Pacific 

Invasive alien plants constitute a little recognized but very substantial threat to forests in the Asia-Pacific region. Their negative impacts can be widespread. The first step in managing invasive alien plants is to recognize them - both those that have stealthily entered our ecosystems and those that have the potential to do so. This book provides the first-ever collation of invasive alien plants threatening the forests of (...)
RAP Publication  [ 2013/06 ] ,  2013
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Multiple-use forest management in the humid tropics 

Opportunities and challenges for sustainable forest management

Societal demands on tropical forests at the local, national and global scales are profound and varied: the regulation of the hydrological cycle; the mitigation of global climate change; the provision of timber and non-timber products; food security; recreation; biodiversity conservation; cultural and spiritual values; livelihoods and employment; and many others. The Statement of Principles on Forests, made at the Earth Summit (...)
FAO Forestry Paper  [ 173 ] ,  2013
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Climate change guidelines for forest managers 

The effects of climate change and climate variability on forest ecosystems are evident around the world and further impacts are unavoidable, at least in the short to medium term. Addressing the challenges posed by climate change will require adjustments to forest policies, management plans and practices. These guidelines have been prepared to assist forest managers to better assess and respond to climate change challenges and (...)
FAO Forestry Series  [ 172 ] ,  2013
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National Forest Funds (NFFs) 

Towards a solid architecture and good financial governance

In recent years, National Forest Funds (NFFs) have regained international attention as potential solutions to improve financial governance and the administration of funds in the forestry sector. NFFs are financing mechanisms solely dedicated to improving the conservation and sustainable use of forest resources. They are usually established in order to pursue forest related activities independent from traditional budgetary (...)
Forest Finance Working Paper  [ 16 ] ,  2013
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